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Title

Jardine's Basilyst

Description

A basilyst is an obstetric tool used to extract a still-born foetus from the womb of the mother. The spiral tip is used to pierce the skull of the foetus and the progs on either side then clamped around the head. The foetus is then gradually guided out of the womb.
This particular basilyst was designed by former Professor of Midwifery at St Mungo's College, Robert Jardine.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2014/3.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

metal

Jardine's Basilyst

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

metal

Files

2014.3.1._Basilyst 2.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Jardine's Basilyst,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/64.